Arizona Planning and NEPA

a map shows BLM planning areas in Arizona. If you have questions about this map, you can contact the Arizona State Office at 602-417-9200.
A map of BLM RMP planning areas in Arizona.
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) land-use plans, called Resource Management Plans (RMPs), evaluate and guide the management of resources and uses on public lands over a 15 to 20-year period. Using the principles of multiple use and sustained yield, we seek to maximize resource values on public land for current and future generations, ensuring the health, diversity, and productivity of the public land.

BLM Arizona manages approximately 12.1 million surface acres of public land. We realize that public involvement is critical in the development and implementation of our RMPs. Throughout the planning process, we use a collaborative approach involving tribal, state and local governments, other federal agencies, and interested groups in addressing management goals for public land. When RMPs are ready for review and public comment, we make copies available to field offices and online. You can get involved in the planning process to help determine how public lands will be managed. Involvement by everyone who is interested in public lands will help ensure that we develop the best overall plan.

Under federal law, BLM Arizona prepares land-use plans that serve as the basis for all activities occurring on BLM-managed lands.

BLM National NEPA Register - ePlanning

ePlanning brings the Land Use Planning (LUP) as well as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process to you. You can open and read land use planning and NEPA documents online with ePlanning. You can search for issues such as recreation, wildlife, or energy. During the comment periods, you can easily submit your comments online. With ePlanning's comment features, you can tie your comment to particular text in the land use planning or NEPA document. It has never been easier to communicate your recommendations and preferences to public land managers.

Explore the BLM National NEPA Register - ePlanning

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development

BLM encourages the public to get involved in the planning process to help determine how public lands will be managed.  Involvement by everyone with an interest in public lands will help ensure the best possible plan is developed and future uses of public lands are well defined.  You may participate in any of the on-going planning efforts listed in the Arizona NEPA Project Listing.  If you have questions or would like to submit comments on a particular project,  or if you wish to be on a plan mailing list, contact the appropriate BLM Office listed in the NEPA Project Listing.

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, Arizona NEPA registers and documents have been integrated into the Bureau's National ePlanning database.

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development

For more updates, visit the ePlanning database.

National Planning Efforts








Plans in Effect

Periodically, RMPs are updated as new information becomes available. By continuously monitoring the plans and their effects, BLM Arizona can amend RMPs, and take action toward ensuring land management goals are achieved and plans continue to stay valid. The RMPs and recent amendments are listed below. These documents can be found in ePlanning.

BLM Arizona Resource Management Plans (RMPs) and Resource Management Plan Amendments (RMPA)

Arizona Strip District

Gila District

Colorado River District

Phoenix District